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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

114                                     FLORA INDICA.                          [Attonace&.

Sjpecies dndia,Jloribus vijs notis.

3. M.? excelsa (H.f. et T.) ; foliis rigide coriaceis obovato-oblongis
abrupte acuminatis basi cordatis su-btus dense Mvo-furfuraceis, cymis
abbreviatis axillaribus 3-3-flotis, bracteolis rotundatis imbricatia, flori-
bus parvulis.  Uvaria excelsa, Wall. Cat. 6477 !

HAB. lu penins. Malaysia ad Penang, Wall.!  (w. *.)

Arbor (ex schcda Wallichiaua) excelsa. SamuK rugulosi, cortice atro-fusco, ju-
niores puberuli ; partes novelize stellate- tomcntosse. Folia supra niticla, sub lente
minute squamulosa, subtus oblique nervosa, 6-8 poll, longa, 2-3|- lata, petiolo i-
poll. Cymes vix k poll, longaj, tomentosro. Floret albi. Alabastri globosi, vix -
pollicares. Sep&la orbicularia, cxtus dense fulvo-villosa, basi subcohocrentia. Petata
(quantum ex alubastfo juniore judicare licet) exteriors crasae coriacea, rotundata,
acutiuscula, iutus subcarinala, utrinque adpresse tomeutosa ; interiors ajst. valvata,
ovata, crassissiine coriacea.

The specimens of this plant distributed by Wallich are very imperfect, nor are
those in the Liimean Society's Herbarium sufficiently good to enable its genus to bo
determined with certainty. It would perhaps have been better to have left it for the
present in. Untria9 where it was placed by "Wallich ; but tlie arborescent habit -is not
consistent with that gemis, and the petals appear to be decidedly valvatc.

Tribus III. ANONE^B.

Petala sestivatione valvata, baud unguiculata.    Steynina indefinita.
in iructiun uudtilocularem coalita.

The cohesion of the ovaries and carpels at once distinguishes this tribe from all
the others, lu floral characters it approaches Melodoruw, and Ariabotrys, some
species of RoUitict. in especial bearing nmch resemblance to those of the latter genus.
All the species are uuiovulate, and the whole tribe is American, except a few species
which have been naturalized in the Old World. Lobocarpus, W. et A. (Prod. i. 7),
which, from the characters assigned, would belong to this tribe, is founded on imper-
fect specimens of an Enpborbiaceous plant closely allied to Bradleia, in which the
very immature fruit is terminated by a-thick, erect style, slightly lobed at the apex.
9. ANONA, L.
Sepala 3, minuta, basi coalita. Petala 6, sest. biseriatim valvata ;
exterlora camosa, triquetra, basi excavata, vel tota concava. Stamina
indefmita ; connectivo ultra antherarum loculos lineares extrorsos con-
tiguos in processum ovalem producto. Torus hemisphamcus. Ovaria
numerosa, subcoalita, stylo oblongo terminata. , Ovula solitaria, ereOta.
Carpella numerosa, in fmctum multilocnlarem carnosum ovalem vel
rotundatizm coalita, Semina in loculis solitaria, erecta, testa laevi ni-
tida.  Arbores vel frutices J.tiiericanit peduuculis terminaUbus vel oppo-
sitt foliis.
This is a very extensive genus, which contains the well-known tropical fruits, the
Costard Apple, Soursop, Bullock's-heart, etc. All the species are natives of South
America or the West Indies j but as two are extensively cultivated in India, and are
often, found in a more or less naturalized state, it is desirable to include them in our
Flora. As it is not necessary to study an American genus for the sake of two natu-
ralized plants, our diagnoses are taken from Von Martina's elaborate monograph.
.Both specie* belong to his section Atta,*
* Sect, ATTA.  Petal a interiora minima, Bquamwformia, interdum plane deficientia.